Night Terrain - Birkrigg

Part of 2015-16 LOC Winter season

Wed 17 Feb 2016

Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Heathland

Info updated: Wed 17 Feb


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Urswick, Ulverston

Directions / Parking

Parking at SD 280 746, 3.5km south of Ulverton, accessed from the A590 on Prince's Street and past Ulverston Victoria High School.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.

Open start times will be from 17.45 - 18.30.

There will be an optional Mass Start at 18.30 for those who prefer that format.

Course Information

A long 4.4km with butterfly loops (expected winning time 30-40 minutes) and a short option cut off to give 2.8km.



Since this is a Lake District area in winter all runners should dress appropriately and must carry a whistle, they should also carry a mobile phone and it may be compulsory to carry a cagoule.

All runners must carry a suitable lamp and should also carry a backup lamp.

Remember that you orienteer at your own risk.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Seniors - £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF runners
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description

Open and exposed fell with some areas of limestone pavement and some small crags plus a few larger ones. There are many paths but they are not always well defined. The area has a good boundary being either walls or minor roads.

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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